Tag Archives: West Bank

Jewish settlement construction

Are Settlements Illegal?

Are Settlements Illegal?

It has become quite common for the media to add words such as “Israeli settlements are illegal according to international law” to every article that touches on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. But is the reality that simple? Moshe Dan looks at this question in an op-ed in Ynet. He points out that the Geneva Convention

Bad Day For a Meeting

When I scheduled a meeting with HonestReporting’s wunderkind graphic designer to make a mockup of what Backspin will look like (this is not the final look), nobody had an inkling that a decade’s worth of Palestinian documents would be leaked to the press, and that Hezbollah would choose Lebanon’s next Prime Minister all in the

LA Times Stringer Peddles Israel Lobby Trash

Over-stretched Western news services rely heavily on arrangements with Palestinian free-lance writers and photographers who know the West Bank: the terrain, the language, the people, the mores. For better or for worse, Big Media coverage of the West Bank would grind to a halt without stringers. One such writer on my radar is LA Times